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Trade Mart must soldier on without upgrades

The Mississippi Trade Mart, long the workhorse venue of the State Fairgrounds, will have to wait at least several more years for a renovation. Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith had included refurbishing of the approximately 73,000-square-foot exhibition center and neighboring Mississippi Coliseum in what was to be a $30-million appropriations request to legislators this year. Hyde-Smith has since dropped the Trade ...

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(VIDEO) Christmas trees are going fast!

The Mississippi Fairgrounds has once again become a mecca for Christmas tree enthusiasts from across the state. Rankin County farmers Roy and A.B. Nichols are set up inside the old livestock barn selling Fraser, Douglas and Leland fir trees from farms in North Carolina and Oregon. A portion of the sales are contributed each year to the Blair E. Batson ...

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